Experimental Systems – 2016

Future Knowledge in Artistic Research

Michael Schwab (Editor),

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Category: Artistic Practice, Music

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462700604

Publication date: March 23, 2016

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Size: 285 x 190 x mm

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The experimental approach of science applied to artistic research. We don’t know what we don’t know. This makes it difficult to imagine research that will produce truly new knowledge. In the sciences, the experimental approach has proved its worth in generating what subsequently requires understanding. Can the emergent field of artistic research be inspired by recent thinking about the history and workings of science? How can artists engage with experimentation to extend artistic values and deliver future knowledge? In this book fourteen contemporary artists, musicians, and theorists engage with Hans-Jörg Rheinberger’s widely studied theory of experimental systems in an effort to determine how experimentation can productively be put to work in the arts. An interview with Rheinberger himself probes research as a potentially shared space between the otherwise different activities of art and science.

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Michael Schwab

A Theory of Experimentation in Art? Reading Kubler’s History of Art after Rheinberger’s Experimental Systems

Stefanie Stallschus

Electrical Images: Snapshots of an Exploration
Hannes Rickli

Material Experiments: “Phenomeno-Technology” in the Art of the New Materialists
Susanne Witzgall

Whatever Remains, However Improbable: British Experimental Music and Experimental Systems
Virginia Anderson

Of Arnold Schoenberg’s Klavierstück op. 33a, “a Game of Chess,” and the Emergence of New Epistemic Things
Darla M. Crispin

Research Organs as Experimental Systems: Constructivist Notions of Experimentation in Artistic Research
Peter Peters

A Laboratory View of Art
Gabriele Gramelsberger

Artistic Practices and Epistemic Things
Henk Borgdorff

Artistic Experiments as Research
Elke Bippus

Toward a Practice of Novel Epistemic Artefacts
Stephen A. R. Scrivener

Epistemic Complexity and Experimental Systems in Music Performance
Paulo de Assis

Criticism and Experimental Systems
Paolo Giudici

Epistemic Events
Neal White

Forming and Being Informed
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger in conversation with Michael Schwab


Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab is the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).

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